A lot of hard work and vigilant strategizing went into the reforms approved by the Michigan House last year to improve the lives of people in Michigan. Some of the major accomplishments the Republican led-Legislature brought included lowering car insurance rates, restoring some of the harmful budget vetoes made by Gov. Whitmer, and increasing transparency in state government.
As we move forward this year, my colleagues and I have been fighting for Michigan families, working to provide sufficient road funding without a preposterous gas hike. The people of Michigan deserve safe, reliable roads without having to shell out more of their hard-earned dollars.
Another solution I continue to fight for is helping people affected by opioid use disorder.
Addiction and opioid abuse can affect anyone, regardless of a person’s gender, age, career or anything else – I know this from experience and know the consequences of neglecting the problem.
Our families need places to turn for help when faced with this battle, and it’s my goal to ensure they are provided with the services they need and deserve. Addressing the issue of addiction and opioid abuse remains a top priority of mine.
I also continue fighting for seniors, working to end the senior pension tax. I authored the plan to repeal this burdensome tax once and for all, allowing senior to hold on to their hard-earned money.
As we wrap up the first month of the year at the Capitol, I want to thank all those who continue to reach out to me with their questions, concerns and ideas. Let’s make 2020 a good one – giving people in our great state what they really want without raising taxes.
Please feel free to reach out to my office with any questions, ideas or concerns at 517-373-1530 or JosephBellino@house.mi.gov.